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Published / Preprint: The evolvability of business and the role of antitrust. (arXiv:1203.1311v1 [q-fin.GN])

March 7, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

In this paper, based on theories of complex adaptive systems, I argue that the main case for antitrust policy should be extended to include the criteria of "evolvability." To date, the main case focuses on economizing, including market power as a key filter for identifying suspect cases. Both production and transaction costs are considered as part of economizing and other factors are use to consider the benefits of different industry structures. CAS analysis focuses attention on dynamics,...

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Published / Preprint: UPDATE February 2012 - The Food Crises: Predictive validation of a quantitative model of food prices including speculators and ethanol conversion. (arXiv:1203.1313v1 [physics.soc-ph])

March 7, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Increases in global food prices have led to widespread hunger and social unrest---and an imperative to understand their causes. In a previous paper published in September 2011, we constructed for the first time a dynamic model that quantitatively agreed with food prices. Specifically, the model fit the FAO Food Price Index time series from January 2004 to March 2011, inclusive. The results showed that the dominant causes of price increases during this period were investor speculation and...

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Blog Post: FINalternatives: CTA Pardo Launches 2 Managed Futures Programs

March 7, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Chicago-based commodity trading advisor Pardo Capital has launched two new managed futures programs based on its flagship XT99 Diversified trading more...

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